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We provide training courses throughout the Middle East enabling delegates to work safely and effectively at height. With a number of courses available to suit your own training requirements, let us assist you in safe and effective working.

We offer IPAF training courses across the Middle East and PASMA training in the UAE. We also offer other accredited courses throughout the region.

                       

Last year we trained 1,600 delegates on IPAF courses in the Middle East, which makes us the largest IPAF training provider in the region.
 
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Course overview

Topics included within this qualification include; requirements to identify risks and hazards associated with working at height, planning a safe system of work, requirements for the use of correct equipment and following correct techniques when using equipment safely.

Course content

Identify the key points of planning work at height
List the hierarchy for working at height
State the requirements for a safe system to prevent falls whilst working at height.
State the types of roof surfaces that may be fragile
Identify hazards associated with voids and holes.
List the types of equipment that can be used and the associated hazards
Conduct a hazard spotting exercise for a work at height activity.
Know when to cease work if risks change.

Course objectives

Describe the risks of working at height, how to plan and employ a safe system of work.
Understand the hazards and risks when working at height.
 

Who should attend

This qualification has been developed for learners working in any environment who will have a job role involving work at height activities.

Course overview

The course is designed to improve the knowledge and  skills of all delegates who may be involved in any type of Work at height task.

Course content

Introduction to course
What is work at height?
Work at height hazards
Work at Height hierarchy of measures
Risk Assessment & Rescue Plan
Work at Height equipment
Ladders & Steps
Podium Steps
Mobile & Fixed Scaffold
MEWP’s
Rooftop Access
Personal Fall protection equipment
How to wear a harness

Course objectives

A better understanding of the Work at Height Regulations laws associated legislation and be fully aware of legal responsibilities.
Select the correct work equipment and systems to help prevent falls from height thus reducing risk to yourself and to others.
How to carry out basic inspections of equipment fit for purpose.
Confidently select and don the correct harness/lanyard combination and access associated equipment safely.

Who should attend

Managers, supervisors and operatives, who are required to work at height in a variety of equipment types & harnesses.

IPAF Demonstrator

Course overview

The course for any IPAF operator who is required to handover and familiarise powered access, such as boom and scissor lifts, to customers or work colleagues.

Course content

  • Safe operation and limitations of use. Note: Training may be undertaken on different machine types depending on the availability of sufficient space.
  • Introduction to MEWPs
  • Awareness of different types of MEWPs
  • Introduction to the machine
  • Walk around and familiarisation with MEWP
  • Major components
  • Identification of each component and its function
  • Pre-use checks and inspection
  • Carry out all the required checks/inspections on the following items:- tyres, main frame, turntable, fluid levels, hoses, electrical cables, booms, cage, brakes, steering, lights, travel, controls (lower/upper), pins/retaining bolts and decals

Course objectives

  • How to demonstrate and familiarise operators with their responsibilities when using powered access machines.
  • How to demonstrate pre-operational and safe operating procedure and the limitations of MEWPs.

Who should attend

Any IPAF operator who is required to handover and familiarise the machine to customers or work colleagues. The course consists of classroom based tutorials, demonstrations, outside practical and test.

 
PPE Required: Yes
Training Delivery: At our training centre or on-site

IPAF Harness

Course overview

To instruct a user to select and use a harness and associated equipment safely when using a MEWP.

Course content

Delegates will be provided with the knowledge and skills required to confidently select, inspect and don a harness.

Course objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Summarise the Work at Height Regulations and associated legislation and be fully aware of their legal responsibilities
  • Select the correct work equipment and restraint systems to help prevent falls from height thus reducing risk to themselves and others
  • Carry out inspections of equipment to ensure they are safe and fit for purpose
  • Confidently select and don a harness correctly

Who should attend

This programme is designed for Managers, Supervisors and Operatives, who are required to select inspect and use appropriate harness and lanyards for MEWPs usage. The training methods involve a high proportion of discussion and group participation, supplemented with video and classroom based tutorials as well as practical exercises.

PPE Required: No
Training Required: At our training centre or on-site
Training Delivery: Classroom tutorials, theory test, demonstrations and practical tests

IPAF Load Unload

Course overview

The Load/Unload IPAF training course covers the loading, safe transportation and unloading of typical MEWP loads.

Course content

  • Accident prevention and control measures
  • Suitable transport vehicles
  • Principles of loading/unloading and load restraint
  • Hazard identification
  • Load marking and securing

Course objectives

This course instructs an operator in the correct safety procedures for the loading, unloading and securing of machinery prior to or following transportation by road.


 

Who should attend

Everyone

Course overview

This IPAF accredited training course covers what managers need to know about using MEWPs on site, from planning the job and completing a risk assessment, to selecting the right equipment and mitigating all possible risks.

Course content

The one-day course for managers includes topics such as health and safety best practise, accident prevention and control, personal protective equipment, and pre-use checks and maintenance.

Course objectives

The course is about planning, supervising and effectively managing the use of powered access, and not about operating equipment. It ends with a written test that candidates must pass in order to obtain a certificate.

 

Who should attend

The course is targeted at project managers, foremen and supervisors working in a broad range of industries such as construction, facilities management, retail, airports and arboriculture.

Course overview

Our IPAF Operator courses combines classroom knowledge with practical skills to help prepare all delegates to use powered access safely on site.

Course content

  •  Health & Safety regulations and legislation
  • Accident control and prevention
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Working at Height Regulations
  • Operation and safe manoeuvre of machines
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Auxilliary and manual descent procedure
  • Theory test and practical assessment

Course objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Be aware of the relevant Health & Safety Guidance
  • Be aware of accident prevention and control
  • Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection
  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machines operating manual
  • Be able to drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required, to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner, inside and outside a building

Who should attend

This programme is designed for the operators of MEWPs, renewal of PAL cards or for those looking to learn how to operate MEWPs. The course will consist of classroom based tutorials, demonstrations and practical and written tests.

PPE required: Yes
Training Delivery: At our depot or on-site
Training Method: Classroom tutorials, theory test, demonstrations and practical tests
Certification: IPAF five year Powered Access Licence (PAL)


 

Course overview

The IPAF PAV Push Around Vertical Course delivers 4 hours of both classroom and practical training and assessment on how to safely operate, select and carry out pre-use inspection of Push Around Vertical Personnel Lifts (PAV).

Push Around Verticals are essentially small, simple static vertical machines. However, unlike Static Verticals (IPAF category 1a), they have no mechanical drive and are physically pushed around. Popular with contractors and the non-construction sector who are using this type of equipment for low-level access work.

Course content

  • Introduction
  • PAL card overview and pre-theory test
  • Guidance
  • Pre-use inspection/hand-over
  • Safe operating methods & hazards
  • Post -theory test
  • Practical training
  • Practical assessment

Course objectives

Successful delegates will gain an understanding of current relevant best practice on a range of MEWPs and be able to carry out a pre-use inspection and most importantly use them safely, in line with current approved methods and manufacturer’s instructions.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at personnel who are or will be responsible for using Push Around Vertical Platform (PAVs) MEWPs. There are no prerequisite required for this course although a working knowledge of MEWPs is an advantage.
 

PASMA

Course overview

In this course delegates are taught how to safely assemble and dismantle Mobile Aluminium Towers (MATs) whilst gaining a wider awareness of the associated hazards.

Course content

Attendees are given practical guidance on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as well as grounding in the regulations and legislation applicable to aluminium towers.

  • Health & Safety best practise
  • PASMA Code of Practice (where applicable)
  • Safe working at heights
  • Identifying mobile access tower equipment
  • Understanding manufacturers instruction manuals
  • Assessing ground and site conditions
  • Sequence of erecting and dismantling mobile access towers
  • Use of stabilisers, outriggers, sole pads and ties
  • Moving and repositioning erected towers
  • Inspection report procedure
  • Practical erection, moving, inspection and dismantling

Course objectives

The aim of this training course is to provide candidates with the necessary information to safely erect, use, inspect and dismantle mobile access towers. Upon completion the candidates will have an understanding of the current statutory regulations, be able to inspect mobile access tower equipment, be able to identify safe working heights, understand safe working loads, move mobile access towers and use and inspect mobile access towers

Who should attend

Personnel who will be responsible for the assembly, dismantling, alteration, moving and inspecting of mobile access towers.

Course overview

Our courses combine classroom knowledge with practical skills to help prepare all delegates to use powered access safely on site.

Course content

  • Health & Safety best practise
  • Accident control and prevention
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Working at Height Regulations
  • Operation and safe manoeuvre of machines
  • Pre-use inspection
  • Auxilliary and manual descent procedure
  • Theory test and practical assessment

Course objectives

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Be aware of the relevant Health & Safety Guidance
  • Be aware of accident prevention and control
  • Be aware of the needs regarding personnel protection
  • Be aware of the need to refer to the machines operating manual
  • Be able to drive the MEWP safely and manoeuvre the machine as required, to correctly position and carry out the required tasks in a correct and proper manner, inside and outside a building

Who should attend

This programme is designed for the operators of MEWPs.

Toolbox Talks

Course overview

We offer a range of standard Toolbox Talks but can also provide additional talks in line with specific requirements.

Course content

The Rapid Toolbox Talks include but are not limited to:

Daily checks Tool Box talk

Even trained operators can learn to cut corners while doing their daily checks under the pressures of their working days but it is vital that a full check is done on the machine before use.

This tool box talk will re-visit the daily checks they are taught on their IPAF Operators course and ensure that delegates are aware of the importance of daily checks for their safety and the safety of those around them.

Estimated time: 30 minutes
Maximum delegates: 10 per session

Emergency Descent Tool Box Talk

This Toolbox Talk will focus on how to bring the basket down to ground level in case of an emergency while elevated.

Each piece of kit has a different emergency descent but the procedure should be the same. This is aimed at operatives and designated ground staff to ensure they are confident in the emergency descent procedure on the machines being used on-site.


Estimated time: 30 minutes
Maximum delegates: 10 per session

Entrapment Avoidance Toolbox Talk

This Tool Box Talk covers the causes and the factors that increase the risk of entrapment and common rescue problems associated with it.

Estimated time: 30 minutes
Maximum delegates: 10 per session

MEWP, Operator Assessments

Are your operators working safely on site while using MEWPs?
We can’t be everywhere all the time to be able to answer that question but we can visit site and do an assessment of your operators. An assessment will be taken of the whole site and operators working on it. This will then be provided to you in a written report
after the assessment is completed.

Estimated time: 2-4 hours dependent on number of operators and size of site.

Note: Where products are required for practical demonstration on site the machine must be made available by the customer.

Course objectives

If you're working on-site, there may specific issues that arise requiring further advice, knowledge or trining for you and your colleagues. Our Toolbox talks are here to bringe those gaps.

Who should attend

These Toolbox Talks are aimed at all operators of MEWPs.

Course overview

The course covers the Internationally mandated content and is applicable to both OSHAD and Dubai Municipality requirements for non-road use.

Course content

Legal Stipulations and Hazards
• Local Laws
• Types & uses of FLT
• Hazards to operator
• Hazards to other personnel
• Common accidents

Operational checks: Assessed during practical session
• Indicator lights and Gauges
• Brakes
• Steering
• Carriage, forks and Hydraulic control
• Battery condition
• Safe refuelling procedures

Carrying out visual checks using:
• Checklist
• Hydraulic system
• Leaks
• Fluid levels
• Engine oil

Safe operations verified during practical assessment:
• Visibility
• Weight
• Height
• Traction
• Stability
• Ramps and inclines
• Steering
• Forward turns
• Handling loads
• Safe driving

Course objectives

Upon completion of the course, delegates will have:

  • A greater understanding of the Legal Stipulations and Hazards associated with operation of Forklifts.
  • Knowledge to carry out operational and visual checks before operating the forklift.
  • Be able to safely operate the forklift.

Who should attend

​This course is designed for those who need to operate the Counter Balance Forklift with 1.5 ton – 5 ton capacity Fork Lift Trucks. The delegate is required to have a RTA license.

The delegates will undertake a 3-4 hour assessed theory session with a multiple choice question paper that must be passed prior to undertaking a minimum of 2 hour per person practical session and assessment on the Counter Balance Fork Lift Truck.

Upon successgul completion of the course, the delegate shall be awarded a certificate valid for a minimum of three years and a photocard license.

Course overview

This course will instruct an operator to prepare and safely operate various types of Aerial Work Platforms (AWPs).
 

Course content

We offer training in the following categories:

  • Scissor
  • ​Scissor Lifts, vertical personnel platforms (mobile)
  • Boom
  • Self-propelled booms
  • Static Vertical
  • Vertical Personnel Platforms (static)
  • Static Boom 
  • Self-propelled booms (outriggers), trailers/push-around, vehicle mounted platforms

Course objectives

Successful trainees will obtain an Operator License Card and Certificate from Velosi Certification Services L.L.C. which is recognized by the Municipality and valid for a period of three years.

Who should attend